Articles and Essays by Mark Engler

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War: The Wrong Jobs Program

The real question is not whether the government should spend on job creation. It is whether the government has been spending well.

Ten Years After 9/11, Time to End Perpetual War

Should the "War on Terror" come to an end?

Overcoming Empire is Not a Spectator Sport

The United States may be in geopolitical decline, but futurist predictions do not make the work ahead of us any less demanding.

The US Military Budget

There is broad consensus that a ‘multipolar’ order will emerge in coming decades, in which the US will have to compete for alpha-dog status within different regions with rivals.

U.S. Military Spending Marches On

How on earth do you get a bipartisan consensus against cuts and for stimulus? Call it the defense budget.

Afghanistan: Should We Stay or Should We Go?

At an FPIF panel on Afghanistan at the Left Forum, panelists agreed that there are no military solutions to the current situation but disagreed on whether U.S. troops should leave as soon as possible.

American Empire Foreclosed?

A reconsideration of U.S. power in a time of economic crisis.

The Ascent of Niall Ferguson

In his new "financial history of the world" a historian famous for celebrating empire turns to praise the wonders of capital.

The War Dividend

Will the Pentagon lock the Obama administration into ever-escalating military budgets?

Obama’s Top Three Foreign Policy Priorities

A Foreign Policy In Focus roundtable.